Alumni Spotlight

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 For more than 100 years, Upper Arlington Schools is proud to have educated incredibly talented students who have gone on in life to serve, lead and succeed. Our Alumni Spotlight feature highlights some of these accomplished alumni. 
The Upper Arlington Alumni Association is proud to support and connect alumni from many generations of Upper Arlington Schools. To connect with the UAAA, please visit
Tarik Yousef with his daughter

Tarik Yousef, UAHS Class of 2001

Tarik Yousef is a graduate of the Ohio State University mechanical engineering program, with a minor in entrepreneurship. He is the founder of T.Y. Fine Furniture, his primary business, but more recently has also launched a 501(c)(3) called COVID-19 Ventilator, Inc. He shares: "We are designing and bringing to market emergency ventilators to assist with the current pandemic. Our goal is to sell ventilators at cost to hospitals that need them."  More +
Jason Barger

Jason Barger, UAHS Class of 1994

Jason Barger is a globally celebrated author, speaker, consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” movement. As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, Jason works with organizations that are passionate about culture change, leadership development, innovation, service, and bringing their mission to life every day.   More +
Peter Kahn

Peter Kahn, UAHS Class of 1985

Peter Kahn holds the title of Spoken Word Educator at Oak Park River Forest High School (OPRFHS) in suburban Chicago. OPRFHS is the focus of the America to Me documentary series, and Kahn plays a pivotal role as his students use the power of poetry to express their own experiences. Upper Arlington Schools, in partnership with the Upper Arlington Education Foundation, will welcome him for a facilitated discussion on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Upper Arlington High School Little Theater, 1650 Ridgeview Road. Photo credit: Joy Kollmer More +
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